Dr. Ati Suci Dian Martha, a graduate of the Computer Science Doctoral program, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia (Fasilkom UI), successfully defended her dissertation at a doctoral promotion session with a study of the pedagogical agent model with the metacognitive and motivational scaffolding integration approach in the context of higher education e-learning . The dissertation will be tested online on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 09.00 am using Zoom.
Research promoted by Prof. Heru Suhartanto and co-promoter Harry Budi Santoso S.Kom., M.Kom., Ph.D. and Dr. dr. Kasiyah M.Sc. this states that the importance of external support in the form of instructional scaffolding (scaffolding) in the metacognitive and motivational domains in online learning at the college level. This is because students at the tertiary level tend to be involved in activities that require higher-order thinking skills and self-regulation, besides that learning motivation needs to be continuously managed while online learning takes place
Through his doctoral promotion session, Dr. Ati Suci Dian Martha proposes a pedagogical agent as a solution. The proposed pedagogical agent model is a pedagogical agent with a scaffolding learning strategy that has the potential to increase learning outcomes. The use of scaffolding in agent pedagogical research is largely focused on metacognitive scaffolding, whereas the use of motivational approaches is still very limited.
Furthermore, he explained, “The prototype of the pedagogical agent in this study was built based on the model and components of the pedagogical agent that had been designed previously. The pedagogical agent prototype was built using the Conversational User Interface (CUI) concept using the Dialogflow tool. The Botcopy plugin is used for media integration with the web. This pedagogical agent model uses web services in the Moodle LMS for individual and group learning activities.
Research promoted by Prof. Heru Suhartanto and co-promoter Harry Budi Santoso S.Kom., M.Kom., Ph.D. and Dr. dr. Kasiyah M.Sc. it mentions that the integration of scaffolding provided through pedagogical agents, assists individual and group learning processes that are carried out online. This finding is supported by the statement of 86% of students, that group study activities with group discussions (4-5 people) are meaningful learning activities. This is consistent with the characteristics of current students who are Generation Y, that collaborative learning can increase engagement in learning.
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